SHEELER Charles & STRAND Paul

see also: Paul STRAND, Charles SHEELER

Paul Strand (16 Oct 1890 – 31 Mar 1976)

“One of America’s most famous art photographers, Paul Strand’s career spanned 60 years; his ‘Wall Street’ (1915) and ‘Mexican Portfolio’ (1930s) are considered masterpieces. Strand also worked as a documentary filmmaker, especially in the 1930s for various left-wing organizations, producing ‘Redes ‘(1934) and ‘Native Land’ (1937-41), among others.” —Jan-Christopher Horak

Charles Sheeler (16 Jul 1883 – 7 May 1965))

“Born into wealth, Charles Sheeler became an artist in the 1910s, creating ‘Precisionist’ paintings that looked like photographs and sharply realist photographs that won numerous prizes. Apart from several attempts at filmmaking, Manhatta was his only film work, but ‘Church Street El’ (1920) among other paintings and photographs are renditions from the film.” —Jan-Christopher Horak

Courtesy Masterworks of American Avant-garde Film 1920-1970

Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941

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MANHATTA
1921 / 16 mm / n&b / sil / 9' 00 / 37 €